Meet the Staff of TennMotors

Brent Bishop – General Manager

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Brent has been around cars all his life. He has experience from working in the parts department of a major Mercedes Dealer. He has mechanical, detailing, and lot management skills that are extremely valuable to Tennmotors and their customers. Brent is an all around manager.

Brent is a true car enthusiast. He enjoys driving sports cars and learning about them. Brent is a family man that likes spending time with his daughter.

Judy Pope – Office Manager

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Judy Pope has been with Tennmotors since the beginning of 2021 as office manager. She assists customers with titles, she is also the heart of Tennmotors always looking out for everyone else. Judy enjoys spending time with her kids and grandkids.

Dylan Johnson – Sales Professional

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Dylan is a go getter. He is very disciplined when it comes to his job. Dylan is the life of the party and is always trying to make everyone feel comfortable. Dylan is also former military member with the US ARMY. Here at Tennmotors we are very grateful for Dylan and his work ethic along with his fun attitude.

David Kurtz

David Kurtz – Sales Professional

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David is an outstanding individual, always striving for bettering himself and everyone around him. He is great at communicating with customers. He is also diligent and creative at finding ways to solve problems. We at Tennmotors are lucky to have David serve our customers and look forward to having him build a career with us.

John – Inventory Manager


John is responsible for making sure that the vehicles get to where they need to be. He makes sure that they are standing tall. John has proven to be a valuable asset to Tennmotors and its clients. John enjoys riding his Harley and mudding with his Jeep.

TennMotors – Friendly Staff


From the moment you step on our lot until the time you drive away in your next car, your buying experience with TennMotors is our number one priority. We encourage you to use the expertise and resources of our sales staff; they are here to help you find the right car at the right price. Call us today at 423-397-2472 to schedule your test drive!

Martin M. – Owner

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After serving in the U.S. Navy Martin wanted to open up a dealership.  The best way to learn is by doing, so Martin started as a green pea car salesman.  Soon after got promoted to internet salesman and then moved into management.  After 6 years of working for large franchise dealers Martin started Tennmotors with the intentions of doing things better and providing good quality vehicles.

“I truly enjoy what I do, I love people and I love cars”

Steve Ivey – Owner


Steve has several years automotive experience with large automotive dealership groups in all areas of sales and finance operations. Steve also had 20 year career in real estate sales and financing. In addition he served in the Submarine Service in the U.S. Navy. He resides in Johnson City and is very much a part of the tri-cities community.

The motivation to start Tennmotors was to treat it’s customers the way Steve would want to be treated. Provide great dependable vehicles at great pricing without all the fees and games in the most honest way possible.

” Our number #1 asset is our reputation to our customers “, as Steve always says. If you want straight answers to your questions, Steve is your guy.